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Attack on Dantooine

Jedi Civil War (Old Sith Wars)


3,956 BBY




Sith victory. Dantooine and Jedi Enclave partially destroyed.


Jedi Order

Sith Empire

  • Several hundred Jedi
  • Unknown numbers of Jedi
  • Dantooine citizens


The Attack on Dantooine was a massive planetary bombardment conducted in 3,956 BBY by the Sith fleets of Darth Malak during the Jedi Civil War. The Jedi Enclave on Dantooine was believed to have been sufficiently fortified and too well-defended to invite an attack by the marauding Sith in that era; Malak and commander of Sith forces Saul Karath proved the Jedi Masters there wrong by conducting a highly effective bombardment of the planet's surface, destroying the Enclave and killing a number of high-ranking Jedi. Afterward, a brutal large-scale subjugation of Dantooine's population was carried out, lasting for several years.

Dantooine suffered greatly under the yoke of the Sith, after the location of the Jedi Enclave was exposed and the bombardment completed. Sith troops invaded and occupied the world, with many innocent settlers arrested and executed for no reason whatsoever. After the Sith were driven off some time before 3,951 BBY, a sort of selective recollection gradually took hold amongst the populace, with many of them growing to despise the Jedi and holding them responsible for Dantooine's woes—despite much of the good wrought by the academy for decades previous.

While this event had a drastic impact on the Dantooine settlers, leaving them completely unprotected—which later led to the formation of Khoonda—the consequences for the Jedi Order itself were less significant. The Jedi that were vital for the Republic's ultimate victory in the Jedi Civil War—namely Revan, Bastila Shan, Juhani, and Jolee Bindo—were not on Dantooine during the strike, busy searching for Rakatan Star Maps, and the Council—Masters Dorak, Vrook Lamar, Zhar Lestin, and Vandar Tokare—survived the attack. Moreover, most of the Jedi historical materials, including holocrons, had been evacuated to Telos IV by Atris earlier in case of an attack. Nevertheless, the deaths of much of the Jedi population of the Enclave weakened the Order and foreshadowed the Jedi purge that was to follow the Jedi Civil War.


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First mentioned)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)



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